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Posted in Art, Exhibition

Sep 01

Kumi Yamashita is a Japanese artist whose work has been shown everywhere from the Louvre’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery to the Scottish Parliament.

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Posted in Video

Mar 17

This proof-of-concept teaser for The Leviathan by Ruairí Robinson needs to be made into a feature length movie ASAP

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Posted in Animation, Video

Oct 20

A Tale of Momentum & Inertia

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Sep 15

Kelvin Okafor is a pencil artist with extraordinary talent. The detail in his work, from the eyes down to the fine hairs on the face are truly amazing.

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Posted by Jamaan Challenger in Design

Sep 10

I would sell my first born for these. I’d then have to sell my second born for another pair after trying to test the exact point at which I could snap the first pair…

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Posted in Video

Aug 31

“This is an experimental film made up of over 35,000 photographs. It combines an innovative mix of stop motion and live projection mapping techniques.”

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Posted by Jamaan Challenger in Art, Illustration

May 10

Mattahan (can you see what I’ve done there?) is a Jamaican digital artist whose work is simply beautiful.  He doesn’t have much of a bio or a website, but you can see much of his work on his deviantART profile (the “Native” series is awesome), as well as buy some prints.

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Dec 01

A beautiful ink ilustration exhibition from Gabriel Moreno.

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Posted in Fashion, NSFW, Photography

Sep 04

Vilma Costa, a Portuguese photographer, has some fantastic vintage photography over at her portfolio.

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Posted by Jamaan Challenger in Design, Packaging

May 20

A recent visit to the Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising has me looking more closely at recent packaging trends, and I can certainly see where society’s ADD seems to stem from. Adults & childrens products alike are bombarded with an assortment of bright colours, taglines, and photographs of people who look like they are on a truckload of ecstasy; all to stand out from the other 10,000 similar products on the shelf. No white-space, subtlety is at a premium, cheesy tag lines everywhere, resistance is futile – you WILL buy this product.

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Posted by Jamaan Challenger in Design, Packaging

Apr 24

Personally, I’ve never been the biggest fan of Gin (one of the only types of alcohol, along with Ouzo, I cannot abide), but there is just something about the Hendrick’s brand which makes me wish I did love Gin.

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Posted in Exhibition, Photography

Oct 15

“LIFE photographer Gjon Mili visited Picasso in 1949. Mili showed the artist some of his photographs of ice skaters with tiny lights affixed to their skates jumping in the dark—and Picasso’s mind began to race. The series of photographs that follows—Picasso’s light drawings—were made with a small flashlight in a dark room; the images vanished almost as soon as they were created.”

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Posted in Art, Exhibition

Jun 09

“i fly like paper get high like planes” is an installation by artist Dawn Ng, focused on “the combination of feelings of nostalgia and the desire to leave”.

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Posted in Art, Exhibition

Jun 01

Remember how excited you were when you saw the hoverboards in Back to the Future II; and long you waited for Mattel to actually bring one out? Well artist Nils Guadagnin has made my inner child happy with this exhibit. Using electromagnets in the podium & a laser to position the board, this is absolute genius.

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Posted in Music, NSFW, Video

May 02

Banned by YouTube, this much hyped video by M.I.A. is, well, graphic to say the least.

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Posted in Animation

Mar 30

Beautiful stop motion piece made for 4th Estate’s 25th Anniversary.

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Posted in NSFW, Video

Jan 25

This is an awesome piece by TBWA Paris for AIDS awareness, and yet I am saddened that we still have to remind people to have safe sex.

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Posted in Design

Jan 22

Back in 2008, Freaking News ran a competition where people had to either photograph or Photoshop* money onto the faces of famous people or animals.  The results were freaking awesome!

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Posted in Art, Design, Exhibition

Jan 21

Yuken Teruya is an artist who creates artwork using everyday objects such as Pizza boxes & Dollar bills.  My personal favourite is the “Corner Forest” series, in which he creates trees the cardboard in toilet rolls.

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Posted in Design

Jan 20

Via Information Is Beautiful

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Posted in Design

Dec 11

This is definitely something you want to keep your children’s hands off of.

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Posted in Photography

Nov 13

If you like photography sites, but hate wading through hundreds of pages of black & white cityscapes to find the inspirational ones, check out the image blog Buamai.  They are a collective of people in the industry who aggregate a number of their favourite images from a huge number of blogs & websites.

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Posted by Jamaan Challenger in Art, Illustration

Nov 10

Kazuki Takamatsu‘s work simply blows my mind.  I have no idea how he creates these wax like pieces, but they are so unique and somehow almost tactile.

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Posted in Animation, Video

Sep 21

“A man lives alone in a small apartment. The little contact he had with other people has dropped to zero since the rabbit appeared. Every attempt to get the rabbit out of his apartment has failed and since he is not sure whether or not pets are allowed in the building, he does not let anybody enter his apartment.”

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Posted in Animation, Design, Video

Sep 20

The Short and Simple Story of the Credit Crisis

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Posted in Animation, Video

Sep 20

This is a collection of shorts by Michel Gagné that originally appeared on Nickelodeon.

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Posted in Video

Sep 20

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is a forthcoming game from developers FuelCell and artist Michel Gagné (of The Iron Giant & Ratatouille fame to name a few). All of the footage is form in-game visuals, and to say it looks beautiful is underselling it.

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Posted in Video

Sep 20

Featuring the turntablists the Scratch Perverts and hip-hop group Foreign Beggars.

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Posted in Design

Sep 18

If you’ve never dabbled in fondue, this set would surely tempt you. Beautiful, simple lines, and simple to set-up. Simply list up the top cup, place in a tea-candle, and your set. The top cup is also constructed in the same way as a thermo-cup, so the contents never burn.

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Posted in Photography

Sep 17

Iain Crawford Photography

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Posted in Design

Aug 12

Whiteboard + Clock = a brilliant concept & a Red Dot design award.  When you need a reminder of things to do for the day, just write it on the clock.  And seeing as it’s normally the first thing you see (although you could write notes on your girlfriend’s/boyfriend’s face; I doubt they’d appreciate having “make sure client is satisfied” on their forehead for the whole day…).

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Posted in Advertising, Video

Aug 07

Viral for Coca-Cola Schweppes, which won gold at the 2009 Cyber Lions in Cannes

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Posted in Art

Jul 15

In Britain’s Got Talent, we were “entertained” (imagine those quotation marks are air quotes if you will) by Susan Boyle.  Meanwhile on Ukraine’s Got Talent, Kseniya Simonova won with an incredible performance piece depicting the invasion of Ukraine by Germany during the Second World War using sand and sound.

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Posted in Music, Video

Jun 15

WOOD, a music video for the band The Dead Pirates.

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